WHERE IN THE WORLD European Physical Features Geoffrey, our lovable geography giraffe, has decided to take a European Physical Features. tour of
He is going to send us HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I flow for 1,785 miles from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea and am Europes 2nd longest river I flow through or along the border of 10 countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, and Romania 4 European capitals are located on my banks Vienna, Bratislava,
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I run from north to south through Russia separating Europe from Asia My mountains are some of the oldest in the world, some 250 to 300 million years old I act as a natural barrier to winds from the Atlantic, so the HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES
FROM GEOFFREY: I separate the Scandinavian Peninsula from the main land of Europe The Norse (Scandinavian) merchants built a trade empire around my coast and dominated my region during the Viking Age The 3 countries on my eastern shore Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am located in southeastern Europe I am surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Aegean Sea Countries located on me include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, Greece, Kosovo, Serbia, and the eastern part of
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am located in the Mediterranean Sea According to Greek mythology, ships that pass between myself and Calabria are in danger of being attacked by the sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis My capital, Palermo, has been elected the European capital of street food
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I border the Scandinavian Peninsula and the British Isles I am a shallow sea with a depth of less than 150 feet in some areas I am one of the busiest shipping areas in the world with my shores touching 7 European
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I stretch through France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria My high, snow-capped peaks are known throughout the world for their beauty Mont Blanc is my tallest mountain at 15,781 feet high Three of Europes largest rivers
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I begin in the Swiss Alps at the Rheinwaldhoen Glacier I flow through 6 countries Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea More than 40 castles and fortresses, that were built during HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY:
I am a boot-shaped peninsula in Southern Europe Italy is the major country located on me The smaller countries of Vatican City and San Marino are also located on me I am surrounded by the Adriatic HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am located between southeastern Europe
and western Asia I border the European countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Russia and the Asian countries of Turkey and Georgia The Yalta Convention about WWII, between Churchill, FDR, and Stalin, was held in the city of Yalta on my northern coast
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I consist of two main islands, the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as thousands of smaller islands In the north and west there are mostly mountains, plateaus and valleys In the south there are low hills and plains
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I separate Great Britain from France and connect the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean I am the busiest commercial waterway in the world, with ferries, freighters, and fishing boats I have a rail tunnel nicknamed the Chunnel built HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY:
I am located in northern Europe I include the countries of Norway and Sweden, as well as a small part of Finland I am surrounded by the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and the Norwegian Sea 25% of my land is located north HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am located along the border between southeastern Russia
and the Asian countries of Azerbaijan and Georgia Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, is in my mountain range Some of my mountains hosted events for the Sochi Olympic Games My region is culturally divers, HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I separate the Italian Peninsula from the
Balkan Peninsula My two major shorelines have a striking contrast, with the Italian coast being relatively straight with no islands, and the Croatian coast being more rugged and full of both large and small islands HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am the largest of the Greek islands I am an important place in Greek
mythology, as I am believed to be the birthplace of Zeus as well as the home to the Minotaur and his labyrinth My island is an important crossroad between Europe, Asia, and Africa, since I am located at an almost equal distance HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I flow through much of European Russia
and played a significant role in Russian history and culture I empty into the Caspian Sea and am Europes longest river Several of Russias largest cities, including the capital Moscow, are located near my HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I am located in the North Atlantic Ocean
I am actually the top of an underwater volcano my island formed from hot lave that cooled and turned to rock I am known for my many volcanoes, springs, and geysers hot Because I am so far north, I also HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY:
I am located on the southwestern tip of Europe Countries on me include Spain, Portugal, and Andorra I am surrounded by the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea They Pyrenees form a land HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY:
I am almost completely surrounded by land coastlines in 21 countries with Europe is to my north, Asia is to my east, and Africa is to my south I am connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Strait of Gibraltar I have several islands in my
HERE ARE TODAYS CLUES FROM GEOFFREY: I stretch between France and Spain and separate the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe My mountain chain is about 270 miles long and 80 miles wide Blocked by my mountains from the rest of Europe, Spain and Portugal developed stronger
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